Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We got our tree!

... but I had a flash card fail! That means only half the images I captured were actually recorded. But, here's a selection of those that survived ...

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Yes, that's Simon in the foreground. As he does every year, he accompanied us on our hunt. The journey also featured some homemade spiced wine, Bali eating sticks and David, who thought he forgot the saw, cutting down the tree with a hatchet the size of my palm.

Good times. And, the tree is gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Silence of ice

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When the world is frozen in the perpetual shadow of winter, it's amazing how silent things become. In a rainforest laden with every shade of green, it's easy to imagine how such a place would be a constant cacophony of sounds — drip, drip, dripping of water as it plops off of leaves, cascades down rivulets as it gains speed, bulk and momentum until it's flowing into a small stream along the trail.
I find it's not until all this is frozen into various states of crystaline sculptures, that the silence becomes so prevalent, I feel I'm walking alone no longer.
In a lazy weekend filled with good food, decent weather and lots of lazing around, our Thanksgiving weekend could be classified as "uneventful," but looking back it seems we wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today on my run ...

For the last few months I've been documenting my runs each day with a fitting photograph to capture the essence of the outing.

Finally, after many, many, many images, I've pieced a few together into a collage. Juneau is truly a beautiful, versatile and amazing place to run.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Just a few ... more to come!

Life has happened ... again. Too much work, lots of playing and a really lame stint of the stomach flu has forced a three-month hiatus on the blog. Ah well.

But I'm back. And my plan is to post more, especially with the holidays just around the corner...

But prior to the puking and whatnot, here was Elias on Halloween. He was sporting the bottom half of his dragon outfit on the deck ... What is it about pants with built in paws?
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Halloween 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

It's happened again ...

... I've taken far more photos than I have time to post!

So, here's a sampling which will feature an excursion to Gold Rush Days, Sandy Beach play area, the Fourth of July parade and ... drum roll please ... Elias' second birthday gathering!

Yipee for birthday number two! It's been an amazing 24 months. In many ways it's bittersweet (yes, so cliche) as I know his babyhood is long gone, but the best is absolutely yet to come.

Enjoy.

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Watching the parade 2010 Puddles!
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Little super hero
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Farmers' Market

Elias and I were flying solo this weekend as David and his dad are out at Hoot n' Holler until mid-week.
So, we passed the time Saturday by running a few errands, then swinging by the farmers' market downtown. It paled in comparison to markets I've visited down south where fisherman, gardeners and artists come out in droves to sell their wares. Despite this, Elias and I had a good time. He charmed the pants off some guy for the rest of his strawberry jam. I took home some raisin bread, which I really hope Elias likes — the raisins might be the clincher — and we topped it all off with some garlic clippings and a bag of freshly popped popcorn.
The weather was wonderful this weekend, and in all the hubbub I forgot to send a warm Father's Day hello to my own dad!! Oops!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD! You're the best!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Sea, sun and the simple things

Summer in Juneau is defined by many things; the return of salmon, the long days of sunshine and often, many visitors from "down south." I can't blame them really ... Southeast Alaska is certainly amazing this time of year.
And this summer, in particular, has proved memorable. Sunny skies, warm weather and the opportunity to share it with friends and family visitors.
Yep, it's one of those "sucker summers."
Here's a sampling ...

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